The Higher Coincidence
They must like something 'bout the number eleven,
Kinda like November 22.
And Flight 11 and 77
Hit a pentangle and a giant 11 - Paranoid Larry
Everyone seems an armchair numerologist these days. Following the Jordan bombings, CNN's house curmudgeon Jack Cafferty ranted "Don't think it wasn't a coincidence!" that the attacks occured on 11/9. Also last week, Knoxville's John Gilmore predicted to local columnist Ina Hughes that the "Illuminati" were going to deliver something very big, and very bad, last Friday, 11/11.
"Here," writes Hughes, "Gilmore offers a bit of spooky new math":
It was on Sept. 11, 1990, that the senior George Bush mentioned before Congress the phrase "A New World Order" for the first time. Eleven years later to the day, the World Trade Center was destroyed. The Madrid bombings were on March 11, 2004 - 911 days after Sept. 11, 2001. [Regarding last Friday] look at that date: 11-11-2005. Add 1+1+1+1+2+0+0+5, and what do you get?
The answer is eleven. But as we almost always are when we try to read the tea leaves before the tea has been poured, Gilmore was wrong. And more than wrong: fired from his job "after he repeatedly appeared in local media espousing his belief in a coming apocalypse and a shadowy, all-powerful secret organization called the 'Illuminati.'"
Still, they do like something about the number 11. (Though I think we dig several cognitive holes for ourselves by calling them the "Illuminati," even if that's what they are.) "Eleven is the number of revelation," writes David Allen Hulse, and "symbolizes inner vision that contains a message that must be communicated to the world in the form of an inspired text, a religious or philosophical doctrine, or a new teaching." It is a number of high power to occult science, particularly to schools of magick influenced by Aleister Crowley. Consider The Book of the Law, the founding text of Thelema, which Crowley claimed was dictated by a "praeterhuman Intelligence" named Aiwass who appeared to him near the Great Pyramid of Giza in 1904.
The 60th line of the first chapter reads
My number is 11, as all their numbers who are of us. The Five Pointed Star, with a Circle in the Middle, & the circle is Red. My colour is black to the blind, but the blue & gold are seen of the seeing. Also I have asecret glory for them that love me.
Who's speaking, and who's number is it? The narrative is in the voice of "Nuit," or Nut, the Egyptian sky goddess, one of the Great Ennead, or "the Nine".
Jack Parsons echoed this in his Book of Babalon, written in Babalon's voice:
65. Gather together in the covens as of old, whose number is eleven, that is also my number. Gather together in public, in song and dance and festival. Gather together in secret, be naked and shameless and rejoice in my name.
66. Work your spells by the mode of my book, practicing secretly, inducing the supreme spell.
A number of websites collate the elevens of 9/11. For instance, from The Forbidden Knowledge:
- September 11th is the 254th day of the year: 2 + 5 + 4 = 11
- 119 is the area code for Iraq/Iran. 1 + 1 + 9 = 11
- Flight 11 had 92 on board. 9 + 2 = 11
- Flight 11 had 11 crew members onboard
- Flight 77 had 65 on board. 6 + 5 = 11
- "New York City" has 11 letters
- "Afghanistan" has 11 letters
- "The Pentagon" has 11 letters
President Kennedy and his wife left the Temple Houston and were met at midnight by tireless crowds present to cheer the virile "Sun God" and his dazzlingly erotic wife, the "Queen of Love and Beauty," in Fort Worth. On the morning of November 22, they flew to Gate 28 at Love Field, Dallas, Texas. The number 28 is one of the correspondences of Solomon in kabbalistic numerology; the Solomonic name assigned to 28 is "Beale."
On the 28th degree of latitude in the state of Texas is the site of what was once the giant "Kennedy ranch." On the 28th degree is also Cape Canaveral from which the moon flight was launched-made possible not only by the President's various feats but by his death as well, for the placing of the Freemasons on the moon could occur only after the Killing of the King. The 28th degree of Templarism is the "King of the Sun" degree. The President and First Lady arrived in Air Force One, code-named "Angel."
The motorcade proceeded from Love Field to Dealey Plaza. Dealey Plaza is the site of the Masonic temple in Dallas (now razed) and there is a marker attesting to this fact in the plaza.
Important "protective" strategy for Dealey Plaza was planned by the New Orleans CIA station whose headquarters were a Masonic temple building. Dallas, Texas is located ten miles north of the 33rd degree of latitude. The 33rd degree is the highest in Freemasonry and the founding lodge of the Scottish Rite in America was created in Charleston, South Carolina, exactly on the 33rd degree line.
For many years Dealey Plaza was underwater at different seasons, having been flooded by the Trinity River until the introduction of a flood-control system. To this trident-Neptune site came the "Queen of Love and Beauty" and her spouse, the scapegoat in the Killing of the King rite, the "Ceannaideach" (Gaelic word for Kennedy meaning "ugly head" or "wounded head").
Now, let's take a deep breath and say, "Duuuude...."
It's one thing for Jack Cafferty to assert that the bombs of 11/9 were not a coincidence, and another to see magickal purpose in the numbers of passengers listed on flight manifests and the latitude of Dallas. After all, these are largely synchronicities and anomalies which precede consciousness. What can be gained by their study, when we study the High Crimes of State?
"As above, so below," is the great summation of Hermetic science.
I wonder whether when we see synchronicities and a confluence of occult symbology about the National Security State - particularly those beyond the capacities of its mundane faculties to order - what we see are something like etheric signatures of correspondence. That is to say, JFK was murdered by the CIA, the mob and the Cubans. But on another level, one which is just as real though usually immaterial, it was a ritual slaying of the King, attended by Freemasonic imagery and incidence for its being the principal body of transmission for Western Hermetic lore.
A few months ago I saw this interesting piece by "investigative mythologist" William Henry on the symbology of the 2004 GOP Convention. Henry writes, "Little did any one notice that when the president gave his speech he was standing in the Seal of Atlantis combined with the early Christian symbol of the Messiah":
"Expressing the power of his might in the emblem of Atlantis"
Henry adds: "This is pure ancient messianic imagery. In ancient Iraq and Iran the reigning king, a divinely appointed monarch, was portrayed at the center of the world ring. The President is portrayed as the Ring Lord in a traditional gesture of blessing. It’s silly to think this symbolism was not [sic?] chosen by chance."
No, not chance. But perhaps not chosen consciously, either. I could be wrong, but I doubt the convention's art director knew to which archetype he was conforming the platform. Perhaps, because Republican figures holding great material power have themselves become enthralled by supernatural powers, there was a semiotic bleed-through: a subconscious drawing down of symbols representative of their true devotion.
Here's what I'm coming to think: they know what they're doing, but they don't know everything that they're doing. This is one of the reasons why I don't like the term "Illumnati," because as it's come down in conspiracy literature it suggests that the elite are superhuman puppet masters who have it all together. Though they may think they do, they don't. George Hansen makes an interesting contribution in this regard in The Trickster and the Paranormal:
When the intelligence agencies toyed with the paranormal and with mythologies, they had little idea what they were dabbling with. Engaging supernatural powers can lead to problems in distinguishing fantasy from reality and right from wrong.
One thing, perhaps, they didn't count on, was the eruption of signs, for those who can see.
It's very late, I'm quite tired, and looking back over this I don't know if I've made any sense here.
All I know is, it's not all straightforward. It's up and down, and backwards, too.
Released June, 2001: